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plea in avoidance

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A quick definition of plea in avoidance:

A plea in avoidance is when a defendant gives a reason why the plaintiff or prosecutor's case is not valid. This is also called an affirmative defense. It's like saying "I didn't do it, but even if I did, here's why it's not my fault." The defendant has to prove their defense is true. Examples include self-defense or insanity. There are other types of defenses, like ones that delay the case or ones that are not true. Sometimes defendants use a strategy of fighting everything the plaintiff says, which is called the Stalingrad defense.

A more thorough explanation:

A plea in avoidance is a type of defense that a defendant can use to refute the plaintiff's or prosecutor's claim. It is also known as an affirmative defense. The defendant presents facts and arguments that, if true, would defeat the plaintiff's claim, even if all the allegations in the complaint are true. The burden of proving an affirmative defense lies with the defendant.

Examples of affirmative defenses are duress (in a civil case) and insanity and self-defense (in a criminal case). Another example is the defense of habitation, which justifies conduct that would otherwise be a criminal offense if an aggressor threatens the defendant's place of abode or premises.

For instance, if a person is charged with assault for hitting someone who was trying to break into their home, they can use the defense of habitation as a plea in avoidance. They can argue that their conduct was necessary to protect their home and that it was reasonable in relation to the harm threatened.

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Coolperson49494
18:08
id do it although LA biglaw seems more appealing overall tbh
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
If that person doesnt have 10k however, could be outta luck
yeah i think it comes down to literally not having 10k to blow
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Oof
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Skill issue
OvertReconditeSpider
18:21
Jk even if i had it. I wouldnt spend 10k just to get out of a lease to switch schools
MightyUnableSphinx
18:29
@menherachan: You should say that to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
I mean fuck it right. Like, maybe they can help somehow. Probably they can't but if the alternative is "i dont go to gulc" who cares
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
Idk I doubt they can give you 10k cash, lmao, but who knows!
Others will disagree, but max out a credit card if you have to do so.
It's 10K. Not 100K.
OvertReconditeSpider
19:29
10K at 21.51% interest. Lol
19:47
Yeah I would definitely disagree. Without family help when could they realistically pay that off?
20:18
If someone can live below the student budget at GULC loans could cover an extra $10K, but Grad PLUS loans still amount to $2 in repayment for every $1 borrowed on a 10-year plan at current interest rates. Not a choice to make lightly.
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
^
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
The rates on the stafford loans are garbage too
manifestmoreadmissions
21:59
yeah its not the worst decision and im sure you could find solutions to any problems it might create but idk if it's like a no-brainer
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
Apply for new credit card w/ 12 month 0% APR intro offer -> Max out card to 10k to get out of lease -> Go to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
You now have 12mths to pay back 10k with no interest
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
If you have decent credit history/credit score i bet the starting balance will be like 15-25k
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
im actually cooking right now wtf this advice is so good. do not blow up your plan in life because of a fkn lease agreement
1:39
Excuse me everyone. Sorry. I'm planning to take lsat but I see so many different types of textbooks and categories on the market, which books should I start with for a rookie like me? Thanks a lot!
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1:42
Sincere thanks, with my respect :)
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@Coolperson49494: yeah but i physically cant get 10k in less than a month :(
it would take me like 6 months to get 10k
i agree that gulc is worth it for me, but i just do not have the means of upending all my plans and moving to dc
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